Matthias here all the way from Asia. I’m having a great time over here. So far the experience is wonderful. I’ve been snapping picture by the second and my photo library is exploding already after these first days. That’s why I already tried to combine my favorites of my experience in Bangkok.
Okay, let’s start by explaining how it felt like entering this Asian megacity. The impact of the city was quite immediate because everywhere you look, streets or waterways, everything is moving with people and vehicles. Although Bangkok was so busy and chaotic it still had a certain coziness, and this is due to the people, the food stalls and markets on every corner of the street. I had a great weekend and here are my highlights.
During our visit we had a great mix of sights. On our first day we went to the chatuchak weekend market, the biggest market I’ve seen so far and certainly the hottest ( I still had to adjust to these crazy temperatures). After getting back by the skytrain (convenient and great to see the city) we went to the Jim Thompson museum. The house of this American architect is so beautiful and so sophisticated, he had an eye for every detail and was able to capture all the beauty of the Thai culture. We ended our day with a relaxing oil massage, just perfect after our long flight and small jetlag.
On day two we went for Bangkoks major sights. the Tuktuk brought us to our first stop, Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand palace. Packed with tourists but nevertheless absolutely incredible. This compound is just like a fairytale, major golden temples and palaces with a never-ending beauty. Because we couldn’t get enough of the thai culture we also visited Wat Pho, another beautiful temple complex with the city’s biggest Buddha and the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand. We started getting hungry so we took the boat to Chinatown. Craziness all over the place, narrow covered alleyways between tall buildings. Even if you’re not interested in food the hectic atmosphere and exotic sights and smells combine to create a surreal sensory experience.
On our final day we took it a little slower, we went to Lumphini park to have a glimpse at all the skyscrapers and went for another thai massage before grabbing a taxi to the airport to our next destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia! I try my best to update you as much as possible. Make sure to follow my every move on Snapchat to experience Asia together with me.